About Black Graduation

Black Graduation Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration in honor of African, African American, and Black students who have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from Midwestern State University Texas.

Black Graduation provides an opportunity for graduates to be recognized by celebrating their accomplishments and gives significant people in their lives the opportunity to rejoice with them. It is similar to traditional graduation; however, the students will be endowed with a Kente stole by a significant person of their choosing instead of receiving their diploma. The robing of the Kente stole is representative of the Black culture and heritage and serves as an emblem that embraces the value and scholarship among the black community.